Underbidding the Job

TitleUnderbidding the Job
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsWujek, JH
PublisherOnline Ethics Center, National Academy of Engineering
Keywordsaccountability , ambiguity , and , bidding , codes , competitive , errata , errors , ethical , foresight , General , guidelines , issues , mistakes , Moral , perception , professional , prudence , RESPONSIBILITY
AbstractA company underestimates the costs for detail design of a city's water supply system. Later, errors are discovered in the initial costs submitted to the city. Ethical issues arise due to this mistake and are complicated by the various circumstances discussed in the study. Suitable for courses in construction, project management, engineering economics, and general introductory, levels 1-4.
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